Twist the $ 20.5 million Bondi penthouse range as the neighbor denies pouring hot tea on a hardware tycoon and his dog from a balcony
- Mayo Hardware Director James Mayo applied for an AVO against his neighbor
- Mayo sold his luxury penthouse overlooking Bondi Beach for $ 20.5 million
- He claims he and his dog were burned from tea poured from a balcony on the fifth floor
- Neighbor Kim Lipping has closed Mayo’s claims that she threw hot water on him
A Bondi woman has denied making hot tea for her hardware tycoon neighbor and dog.
Mayo Hardware Director James Mayo, who owned Australia’s most expensive apartment, filed for an injunction against his neighbors over allegations that hot liquid had been poured on him and his dog from a fifth-floor balcony.
Mayo, 54, sold his four-bedroom penthouse overlooking Sydney’s Bondi Beach for a record $ 20.5 million in March.
He has now privately petitioned for a restraining order on claims that he and the dog were burned by the liquid that was poured on them while they were down in the street.
But in a twist to the bitter feud, neighbor Kim Lipping closed Mayo’s claims that he and the dog were burned by the liquid poured on them while they were down in the street.
The four bedroom penthouse Bondi Beach was auctioned in March. Mr Mayo claims he and the dog were burned from the liquid poured on them while standing in the street
Mayo Hardware Director James Mayo, who owned Australia’s most expensive apartment, filed for an injunction against his neighbors. Pictured with his wife Tottie Goldsmith
When asked in court whether she showered the multimillionaire with hot tea, Ms. Lipping simply replied: “No”.
“I really can’t comment on that, I’m sorry. It’s very stressful, “she told the Daily Telegraph.
Mr Mayo was due to petition the court on Thursday for two arrested domestic violence warrants against Ms. Lipping and her husband Michael, but the matter will be heard next month.
Lippings lawyers suggested that the dispute could be resolved through free mediation at a community justice center rather than in court.
Judge Ross Hudson referred the matter to mediation. The trio will appear again in court on July 15th.
Mr. and Mrs. Lipping have a social circle with NRL identities and are known in Bondi for their community service.
Mr Mayo is moving into a $ 36 million mansion overlooking Sydney Harbor in the affluent suburb of Point Piper.
A spokesman said the request was not a police matter.
Mr. Mayo is an accomplished sailor who won the Sydney to Hobart race as a youthful crew member.
He first brought the four-bedroom penthouse under the hammer on March 20 for $ 17 million.
The apartment went on the market for $ 17 million and a couple paid more than $ 4 million above the asking price
The sale came four years after buying the property in 2016 for $ 9.8 million
The panoramic view of the sea and the posh location of the penthouse aroused great interest among the sellers.
An unnamed couple won the heated bidding war and paid more than $ 4 million above the bid price.
The open interior is 304 m² and has its own foyer at the entrance.
Although the panoramic view of the sea and the posh location of the penthouse met with great interest from the sellers
Four en-suite bathrooms are connected to the bedrooms, offering the residents excellent privacy.
The apartment has its own media room and spacious, formal dining room, making it the perfect entertainer suite.
The oversized terrace is presented by the real estate agency as the perfect outdoor setting with sweeping views of Bondi Beach in the background.